Category: Gigs



The second Church Stretton Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival will be held in the Shropshire town on Saturday, 30th May, 2015. The festival, which will be supporting MacMillan Cancer Support, aims to showcase some of the best bands and singer-song writers on the blues and roots scene. The line-up features both national and international artists, as […]

Gigs: Bluefunk at Poynton Legion

Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2015

A couple of gigs upcoming from Bluefunk at Poynton Legion: Thursday, 21st May – Virgil & The Accelerators Now for something completely different. A band making their debut for Bluefunk, of whom many amongst you have sung their praises to me. They have an awesome reputation throughout Europe. Not for the faint-hearted this band, no compromises, […]

The second annual Preston Blues Festival, the UK’s newest and freshest festival dedicated to Blues, is taking over the Tonic Live Lounge in Preston town centre on Saturday, 30th May, 2015. Building upon the success of last year’s festival, organisers Colin Black and Daniel Alderson, along with the rest of the team, have once again […]

Gigs: Forthcoming at The Wharf, Macclesfield

Posted on: Monday, May 11, 2015

Blues at The Wharf, Macclesfield coming up: Friday, 15th May: Jamie Walker of The Feud playing solo Friday, 22nd May: Poplar Jake & The Electric Delta Friday, 29th May: Trafficker with Tommy Allen Friday, 5th June: The Feud (acoustic) Tuesday, 16th June: Swampcandy (from Maryland, USA). Friday, 26th June: Xander & The Peace Pirates Saturday, […]

THE MIDDLETON ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL 2015 Boarshaw Working Men’s Club,  1 Dixon Street, Off Boarshaw Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 6GB Sunday 28th June: 1.00 pm to about 6.30 pm Line-up: Victor Brox & Band: A real live blues legend, having worked with all the greats and recipient in 2014 of a Lifetime Achievement Award  from The British Blues Awards […]

Give me a good excuse to post this again . . . the superb Northsyde appear at Barrow R&B Club this coming Friday, 8th May. http://www.northsyde.co.uk/#!/home http://www.earlyblues.com/Barrow%20R&B%20Club.htm

Thanks to Barry Barnes for the cool poster for the upcoming 20th Annual Rory Gallagher Tribute Concert. Saturday, 17th October at The Ruby Lounge, High Street, Manchester – 4-11 pm. Tickets: £15 http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/173937

Gig: Mud Morganfield – Bury Met: Friday, 8th May

Posted on: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mud Morganfield – oldest son of Muddy Waters – appears at Bury Met, with his crack band, next Friday, 8th May http://themet.biz/event/mud+morganfield/2256/

King King hit the road again in the UK during October and November, here are the dates: BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE     Wednesday October 21 BURY ST. EDMUNDS, THE APEX                 Thursday October 22 HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS                       Friday October 23 TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF                              Saturday October 24 COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS             Sunday October 25 CARLISLE, THE […]

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Graham and Steve have a healthy number of upcoming gigs at their True Blues Club: Friday, 8th May: Rhythm Zoo Friday, 17th July: The Laurence Jones Band + The Black Circles Friday, 2nd October: Danny Bryant Friday, 6th November: Cry Baby & The Hoochie Coochie Boys http://truebluesclub.uk/

Tour: Doug MacLeod – upcoming dates

Posted on: Sunday, Apr 26, 2015

Based in Southern California, Doug is an incredible Americana, blues and folk singer-songwriter; his music touches the heart and soul. An abused child, Doug’s early life was tough and he suffered from a crippling stutter. It was only when he found the blues – or the blues found him – that he was able to […]

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Thursday 30 April – British Blues All Stars – £17/£15 advance, £31.95 with dinner Announcing a fabulous brand new band The British Blues All-Stars. Featuring Pete Emery, Dave Kelly, Pick Withers, Gary Fletcher & Zoot Money. These guys have played together in various combinations of twos and threes, but never before have all five played together in […]

Burning Black – Goin’ Up The Country at Worthenbury Village Hall: Friday, 24th April Burning Black is everything you ever expected to hear from a blues band and more, hard hitting rhythm with dynamic riffs and fills to classy acoustic numbers from some of the great classics to their own original self-penned songs. The band […]

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Recently in from Barry Barnes, with plenty of advance warning: The very good news is that after some great Rory gigs at the Cavern, the 20th Annual British Rory Gallagher Tribute concert is returning to Manchester on 17th October, at The Ruby Lounge on High Street slap bang in the Northern quarter of the city. […]

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Burnley Mechanics hosts a day of blues on Saturday, 2nd May. The New Front Room venue will be hosting an ‘open mic’ of local talent. The main gig commences at 7 pm and features Virgil & The Accelerators, Mike Zito & The Wheel and King King – the latter two appearing at their only festivals […]

3Kings bring the sounds of the North Mississippi hill country and more to Frodsham this Friday, 17th April, for a debut appearance at Kash 22. Featuring Neil Partington (guitar and vocals), Ken Peace (harmonica and vocals) and Adam Goldberg (drums) – ‘depping’ for Lance Donnelly. Free admission – 9 pm start